Make Your Own Chalkboard Vinyl and Labels {tutorial)

As many of you know, I have been a chalkboarding fool lately…so much that I am opening a booth at a little shop to display and sell some of my chalkboard creations!  Yesterday, I was waiting for one of my projects to dry, and thinking…what else?  I wish I had some of that awesome chalkboard vinyl so I could make some labels for my glass canisters.  Then I thought hmmm…I have chalkboard paint, and I have vinyl, and I have a Cricut machine…why not try to make my own, so I did!  I made a large one for my refrigerator…
Some oval labels for my glass canisters…
A label for my little tin bucket…
Can you tell that I go a little overboard with things?
Here is how I made mine:
Start out by  cutting out your desired shape using your Cricut or Silhouette (or whatever you have…even by hand w/ scissors)


Paint three coats of chalk paint over the tops of the labels.
(Make sure they dry in between coats)


There you have it…your own chalkboard vinyl.  I wouldn’t recommend painting the vinyl before feeding it through your machine.  Use regular vinyl, then paint with chalkboard paint.
You can make any shape you want…and put them anywhere you like.  I am going to make a large one for Kate’s room…maybe in the shape of a flower!
These little labels on some clear glass canisters or mason jars would dress up any pantry or make a great hostess or housewarming gift!




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  1. says

    loved it. pinned it. so crafty ;)

    They just make those things you popped them on extra special!

  2. says

    Great idea :)

  3. says

    DANG IT! This is why I NEED a Silhouette!! lol! Love them Jess, so clever and you know what- go over board- it is A ok in my book! Do it UP!

  4. says

    This is a great idea – I love the message board on the fridge. After all, where else are they going to find your notes?

    Thanks for visiting my little blog project and leaving such a nice comment.

  5. says

    WAY too cute Jessica!

  6. says

    What a brilliant idea. Your tutorial was great too. Thanks for sharing it!

    My weekly Say G’day Saturday Linky Party is on now and I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this great post!

    Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

  7. says

    What a cute idea!

  8. says

    i am soooo stuck on chalkboard paint right now. everything i see needs a little chalkboard paint and personalization (someone please take away my paint brush). I am LOVING this idea – a perfect non-commitment redo. perfect for my indecisive gemini side!

  9. says

    What a great idea! I’m going to try this. I might put it on everything to!

  10. says

    Stopping by from Tip Me Tuesday link party.

    I love chalkboard labels I bought chalkboard paper at amazon and have been cutting my own shapes for my labels. I wish I had a machine that would cut those really pretty ones I see. I have just been trying to get creative. I just posted part one of my kitchen organization were I used the labels. Feel free to stop by

  11. says

    what a fantastic idea! I love chalkboard paint

  12. says

    Love it! I have been dying to make my own chalkboard labels, but am still working on figuring out how to work my Cricut.

  13. says

    Chalkboard paint is so fun! This is a great tutorial! We’re so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon. -The Sisters

  14. says

    I had no idea you could paint vinyl! I’ve always wanted to make my own chalkboard vinyl. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  15. says

    These are so cute! Does the paint scratch when you write on them? I painted the lids of my mason jars and they are scratching. Maybe I should just cover them with vinyl labels like these. Thanks for linking up!

  16. says

    Great idea, and a clever use of materials!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic.

  17. says

    Why, oh why did I never think of this? SUCH a great idea!! I think I will be doing a little chalkboard painting soon… Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

  18. says

    I absolutely love chalkboard paint! I’ve always wanted these but never really taken the time to buy them. Now I cam make them!



  19. says

    Aren’t you such a clever girl! I would not have thought that would work! Thanks for saving us all some $$! This is such a great idea!

    Take care,


  20. lesley says

    Luv the vinyl label idea , but where do i get the vinyl?

    • says

      Thanks, Lesley! You can buy the vinyl at most craft stores, online, and sometimes even at Walmart. They actually sell chalkboard vinyl online if you want to buy it like that at

  21. Connie Grant says

    I am new to all of this so I hope my question is not stupid…but how did you get the vinyl to adhere to the fridge?

    • says

      Not stupid at all. The vinyl is sticky backed :)

  22. Connie Grant says

    I love this!!!!!


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